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When it comes to Elder Law, we often should ask how much experience does the firm and its practicing attorneys have in the field of elder law? At Ascent Law, we have combined experience of nearly 50 years. Some lawyers will choose to practice in several areas over the years, including bankruptcy, family law, or criminal law for example. It is always best to call our office because we will not only give you a free consultation, but we can help you in the filed of elder law.

When an individual is getting older and they may have decided that they can no longer take care of themselves, there is the need for an elder law attorney. We can help you from doing a guardianship, to protecting assets, to seeing if you qualify for medicaid, conveying assets to children, finding the right nursing home or other care facility (if needed), doing the will, trust, power of attorney and health care directive, etc. We can help in all areas of the law.

Perhaps you are the child of an elderly parent or grandparent that is in need of legal assistance. Poor financial decisions can devastate necessary medial or end-of-life expenses that may have been allocated several years prior to other items. To see a senior’s savings and assets deplete over time is not necessary all of the time. What should you do? You should call us for your free consultation so an elder law attorney can help you decide the best course of action.

Most lawyers will explain that a minimum of ten years is a good knowledge base for any area of law; but of course, the more experience usually means that you have a more established reputation; however, this is not always the case. Sometimes, younger lawyers have have 4-5 years of experience can be really good too because they are more driven.

Don’t hesitate to ask questions about elder law, the process of estates or transferring assets when you come in or call in for your free consultation. Although a litigation attorney cannot reveal the personal information of their clients, you may get a better idea as to what types of cases they generally deal with on a regular basis when you ask them about their elder law clients and cases. Remember, confidentiality is very important for lawyers. We always want to protect our clients.

A lawyer practicing in elder law will know what to do. He or she will know what information they will need, as well as what programs and steps to take for you. If you have a question or concerns or if you want more options, please ask. Your input is important and should be considered in the process. Ultimately, the lawyer wants to do for you what is in your best interests. The Professionals at our office know the law, know the procedures, and know the necessary rules to take to protect you and your family both in the present as well as in the future.

Working with an elder law lawyer or a firm of attorneys practicing in elder law is fun and exciting. They have new and interesting ideas often based on what others in the profession are doing all around the county. We know the tried and true and we will tell you when to stay away from tactics that either never did work or simply won’t work based on the law.

Remember, all it may take is one incident in the hospital to wipe out your savings account if you don’t protect yourself correctly. One of the biggest mistakes some of those we’ve seen is when you jump to a quick decision on a big matter. Take the time to speak with a lawyer before you make the decision. Your finances, your expenses, medical savings, etc. are all important and pertinent parts of life and your plan. This is why it’s important for you to have the right lawyer on your side.

Disability is also something that you need to be aware of. You are nine times more likely to become disabled than you are to die. You need to protect your assets from being depleted from long-term care. We spend out days meeting with clients, discussing their lives and families, and addressing their fears and concerns. We can help you. Through our knowledge, training, experience and imagination, we make solutions that will work for you. We fix the problems of passing assets from one generation to another as quikcly and painlessly as possible with as little tax consequence as possible as well. At the same time, we work to protect those assets from being depleted by legal fees, nursing home costs, taxes and other fees, to the extent that the law permits.

Elder Law Free Consultation

When you need legal help with Elder Law, please call Ascent Law for your free consultation (801) 676-5506. We want to help you.

Michael R. Anderson, JD


Ascent Law LLC
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States
Telephone: (801) 676-5506